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Fri Dec 21 2012

Books: Spoken Language Pragmatics: Weinert (Ed)

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Date: 18-Dec-2012
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Subject: Spoken Language Pragmatics: Weinert (Ed)
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Title: Spoken Language PragmaticsSubtitle: Analysis of Form-Function RelationsPublication Year: 2012Publisher: Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)

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Editor: Regina Weinert

Paperback: ISBN: 1441123490 9781441123497 Pages: 260 Price: U.K. £ 24.99


Please Note: This is a new, paperback edition of a previously announced book.

This volume provides a detailed analysis of the relationships between form andfunction in spontaneous spoken language. The contributors analyse English,German and Spanish data to present a multilingual perspective on thecomplexities facing speakers in a variety of contexts. Through an examinationof the language of everyday conversation, interviews, consultations,task-based dialogues, football commentaries, radio-play productions andintercultural conversations, the book demonstrates the effect ofinformational, discourse-external and personal factors on form and shows howspeakers position themselves in relation to their discourse, orchestratedifferent tasks, move between different 'voices', and negotiate meaning. Theresult is a comprehensive analysis of the multiple layers of spontaneousspoken language. Spoken Language Pragmatics presents research that will beof interest to academics working in linguistics, applied linguistics,discourse analysis and pragmatics.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis Pragmatics Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng) German (deu) Spanish (spa)

Written In: English (eng)

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